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Pocket Prayer Cloth Free Crochet Pattern

Learn how to crochet a pocket prayer cloth featuring the cross in bobbles stitch. This rectangle is perfect for placing in your pocket and serves as a tactile reminder.

This pocket prayer cloth is the next crochet pattern in my Crochet for Cancer series. I love the bobble stitch and it’s perfect for creating the cross effect. 

I hope you can crochet a few of these prayer cloths and gift them to someone who would benefit from it.

Pocket pray cloth crochet pattern with cross in green.

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Materials

  • Two contrasting colors of #4 medium worsted weight yarn. I chose I Love This Yarn in Mid Green (Color B) and I Love This Yarn in Purple (Color A.
  • 5mm US-H crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Gauge

3 1/2 sc X 4 rows = 1″

Size

Finished prayer cloth measures 5.75″/14.6cm X 4.5″/11.4cm.

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Abbreviations:

Ch = chain

SC = single crochet

(# of stitches at the end of a row)

Special Stitches

Bobble: yarn over & insert hook into stitch to be worked, *{yarn over & pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook)}, repeat from * 4 more times (loops on hook will increase 1 each time, end with 6 loops on hook), yarn over & pull through all 6 loops on hook, chain 1 to secure bobble.

If you like a full tutorial on the bobble stitch check this one out. I don’t use the ch 1 to close, but you can see how to crochet the bobble.

Notes

When changing colors, finish the stitch before with the new color. Crochet over the old color and pick it up again when needed. See my post on color changing tips for more details.

Pocket pray cloth crochet pattern with cross in green.



 

Crochet cross on purple pocket size cloth.

Pocket Prayer Cloth Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $5

Free crochet pattern for a pocket size prayer cloth featuring the cross in bobbles.

Materials

  • Two contrasting colors of #4 medium worsted weight yarn. I chose I Love This Yarn in Mid Green (Color B) and I Love This Yarn in Purple (Color A).

Tools

  • 5mm (H) hook
  • yarn needle
  • scissors

Instructions

In Color A Ch 14.

  1. Row 1: SC into 2nd chain from hook and each chain across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  2. Row 2: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  3. Row 3: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  4. Row 4: SC across, ch 1, turn (13)
  5. Row 5: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  6. Row 6: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  7. Row 7: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  8. Row 8: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  9. Row 9: SC in first 2 stitches, change to Color B, *{Bobble, SC} repeat from * 4 X, Bobble, change to Color A SC 2, ch 1, turn. (13)
  10. Row 10: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  11. Row 11: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  12. Row 12: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  13. Row 13: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  14. Row 14: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  15. Row 15: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  16. Row 16: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  17. Row 17: SC in first 6 stitches, change to Color B, Bobble stitch in next stitch, change to Color A, SC in next 6 stitches, ch 1, turn. (13)
  18. Row 18: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)
  19. Row 19: SC across, ch 1, turn. (13)

Border:

  1. In the first corner: *{SC, ch1, SC},
  2. Continue to SC around, crocheting one SC in each row.
  3. Repeat * for each corner.
  4. Join with a slip stitch to the first SC and fasten off.
  5. Weave in ends.

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